Sunday, 2 June 2013

Kiss - Deuce

Sunday, classic time, then it's just as well that we take out yesterday's concert out of the coat sleeve and invites you on some honourable classic rock with the band Kiss!

Yesterday did Kiss visited Stockholm for a show, the first gig on European soil, but they have been here since last Wednesday, a new scene and rehearsals were on this week's agenda before it was time to open the doors to the public. The Show was pretty cool, even if the guys have reached their age. Was nice to bump into Spader Ess and his kids, i hope they got a great evening at friends arena with the hottest band on earth!

The new Kiss stage show, first used in the European leg, will involve a giant robotic spider that will move across the stage and all four members will be lifted into the air. Also, the spider will shoot pyro from it's legs and its eyes will glow. The stage will be 100 percent new and not a rehashed stage where the amps and stairs are simply moved around and then called a new stage. Instead of being hoisted into the air per usual at 8 feet per second, Gene is now going to be up to double that amount of time and will be using a new type of tether that is see through.

Here is some pictures:

Todays tune "Deuce" is a song by the American hard rock band Kiss. Written by Kiss bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons the song appeared on Kiss' eponymous 1974 debut album. In addition to being one of the band's most popular and most-covered songs, "Deuce" is a traditional concert opener. The song was performed on almost every tour to date, and has appeared on many Kiss' live and compilation albums, as well on Ace Frehley's.

According to Gene Simmons, he simply copied the bassline of The Rolling Stones' "Bitch" and played it more or less backwards. The entire song was written nearly linearly; the riff came first, then the bridge, then finally the chorus. While uncredited, Paul Stanley provided the lightly phased intro riff, inspired by The Raspberries' "Go All The Way".

"Deuce" also has special significance for Ace Frehley, who calls it his favorite Kiss song. "When I auditioned for Kiss", recalls Frehley, "they said, 'We're going to play you a song for you to listen to, and then try playing along — it's in the key of 'A'. They played "Deuce" as a three-piece. I thought, 'That's easy enough,' so I got up and wailed for four minutes playing lead work over it.".

Gene Simmons stated in reference to the song "Lyrically, I had no idea what I was talking about. Sometimes stuff means a lot, sometimes it means nothing." "Deuce" was a popular street term in the late 1960s and early 1970s (around the time in which this song was written), meaning fellatio and full sex afterwards.

On July 28, 2009, a live version was released along with "100,000 Years" (Live) and "Parasite" (Live) in the Kiss 01 track pack for Rock Band 2. Live performances

The song was performed during the first tours, mostly as the opener. It was dropped from the setlist for the Rock & Roll Over Tour and wasn't performed regularly in the USA until the Hot in the Shade Tour in 1990. It was played in some one-off shows in the USA in 1988 as well as the European Crazy Nights Tour in 1988. Gene Simmons said that at the band's first tours, after they did the usual setlist and encore, they didn't have any more songs to play so they played "Deuce" again.

Kiss performs Deuce on a t.v show in 1975.

Kiss performing Deuce Live On Letterman - 2012

Kiss kicked off the Monster World Tour on November 7, 2012 in Buenos Aires, Argentina at the River Plate Stadium following the second annual Kiss Kruise and continued the 6 date South American leg with dates in Santiago, Asunción, Porto Alegre, São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro until November 18, 2012. The Australian leg began on February 28, 2013 in Perth at the Perth Arena and ran through until March 16, 2013 in Mackay at the Virgin Australian Stadium. They were joined by Mötley Crüe, Thin Lizzy and Diva Demolition.

The band will extensively tour Europe and Canada in June and July, and then Japan around September. It has been hinted that another United States leg, including Hawaii will take place after the Kiss Kruise III.


Psycho Circus
Shout It Out Loud
Let Me Go, Rock 'N' Roll (Tour debut)
I Love It Loud
Hell or Hallelujah
War Machine (Gene breathes fire)
Heaven's on Fire (Tour debut, first time played live since 2007)
Say Yeah (Tour debut, first time played live since 2011)
Shock Me (Only first verse)
Outta This World (Tommy and Eric Jam)
Bass Solo (Gene spits blood and flies)
God of Thunder
Lick It Up
Love Gun (Paul flies out to the crowd)
Rock and Roll All Nite

Detroit Rock City
I Was Made for Lovin' You
Black Diamond
God Gave Rock 'n' Roll to You II

Upcoming Tourdates:

June 1, 2013, Stockholm, Sweden, Friends Arena
June 3, 2013, Helsinki, Finland, Hartwall Areena
June 6, 2013, Sölvesborg, Sweden, Sweden Rock Festival
June 8, 2013, Stavanger, Norway, Viking Fest
June 11, 2013, Copenhagen, Denmark, Forum Copenhagen
June 12, 2013, Berlin, Germany, Waldbühne
June 14, 2013, Prague, Czech Republic, O2 Arena
June 15, 2013, Vienna, Austria, Nova Rock Festival
June 17, 2013, Udine, Italy, Villa Manin
June 18, 2013, Milan, Mediolanum, Forum
June 20, 2013, Zurich, Switzerland, Hallenstadion
June 22, 2013, Clisson, France, Hellfest

July 5, 2013, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre
July 6, 2013, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, Rogers Arena
July 8, 2013, Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada, Prospera Place
July 10, 2013, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada, Enmax Centre
July 12, 2013, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, Rexall Place
July 13, 2013, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Scotiabank Saddledome
July 14, 2013, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, Credit Union Centre
July 16, 2013, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, Brandt Centre
July 17, 2013, Brandon, Manitoba, Canada, Keystone Centre
July 18, 2013, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, MTS Centre
July 20, 2013, Cadott, Wisconsin, United States, Rock Fest
July 23, 2013, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada, Sudbury Arena
July 25, 2013, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Scotiabank Place
July 26, 2013, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Molson Amphitheatre
July 27, 2013, London, Ontario, Canada, Budweiser Gardens
July 29, 2013, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Bell Centre
July 31, 2013, Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada, Harbour Station
August 1, 2013, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, Halifax Metro Centre
August 3, 2013, St. Johns, Newfoundland, Canada, Mile One Centre
August 4, 2013, St. Johns, Newfoundland, Canada, Mile One Centre
August 7, 2013, Gilford, New Hampshire United States Meadowbrook U.S. Cellular Pavilion
August 9, 2013, Verona, New York, United States, Turning Stone Events Center
August 10, 2013, Uncasville, Connecticut, United States, Mohegan Sun Arena
August 12, 2013, Portsmouth, Virginia, United States, nTelos Wireless Pavilion
August 13, 2013, Simpsonville, South Carolina, United States, Charter Amphitheater at Heritage Park
August 16, 2013, Orlando, Florida, United States, Amway Center

More info @

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Spader Ess said...

Nice to finally meet you, Stones, and the evening was truly amazing for both me and the kids. A real sing along evening, and everybody in Sweden knows how important "Allsång" is. Thanx!

Seance said...

Fantastisk konsert Gene Simmons ägde kvällen "Warmachine" och den infernaliska versionen av "God of Thunder" framkallade gåshud och nästan tårar. Nu när Gene blivit äldre tycker jag han ser obehagligare och läskigare ut i smink än någonsin hur coolt som helst. Tune Of The Day tillhör de absolut bästa bloggarna på nätet ever alltid välformulerade inlägg och intressanta bilder.

Stones said...

@Spader Ess - Trevligt att träffas! Kul att det blev en fantastisk kväll!

@Seance - Tack för det fina orden! Mötte faktiskt Gene i korridoren och håller med att han blir allt läskigare med åren!